Recently I’ve been hopping on aim again seeing as I’m taking a break from IRC, but the client just ticks me off, mainly because in both the regular as in the new and glossy Triton version you get the most annoying ads imaginable, which are seriously distracting when you’re playing a game and you see them scrolling in the corner of your eye on the second screen.
So after a little searching I found this little gem: Aim Ad Hack. It doesn’t matter what version of aim you currently use because this program will automatically download the correct new aim program and patch it so you get all the new beta goodness from Triton (assuming you go for the 6.x version) but without the crap.
10 years ago I installed this game on my amiga, started playing and subsequently blew a couple of tests in school.
Today I installed the remake and before I knew it it’s 1:15am and I better dive into bed. Same addictive gameplay, updated graphics. Very updated because I had to play it with all the yummyness turned to ultra low to even be able to get a playable framerate. Can’t really blame that on the game, my FX5600 is rather old.
But still, damn what a fun game after all this time. Hehe, and frustrating as always when I ran out of workers because I was lacking tools, which weren’t made fast enough because I was lacking coal, which wasn’t mined fast enough due to a lack of food, which in turn again was due to a lack of tools. Mmmm, management.
The classics stand the test of time perfectly well, and if ever there was a game that was proof of that it’s Settlers II (and Street Fighter II of course ;).
And following the previous post, tomorrow will see the release of the real browser in all its 2.0 goodness.
I’ve been using the release candidates for quite a while and it’s good stuff. Faster, better, less memory and new features. Finally integrated session management (close the browser, with or without a lot of tabs open, and the next time you start it’ll open all the pages right where you left them) without having to use an extension.
And speaking of extensions… with any new major version there’s always the wait for the extensions to get updated. Well, in case you’re in a hurry or the developer skipped town; do it yourself.
In most cases getting the plugin to work only means checking the plugin dir for the one you want to get working, open install.rdf with a text editor and look for a line with max-version, it’ll say something like 1.5.*
Simply change that value to 2.0.* and relaunch Firefox and your trusty old plugin should be back and working again.
Juli 2004 – May 2006, longest running layout and best received thusfar it would seem.
If you woke up today feeling like the world had somehow just gotten worse, as if something was terribly wrong, like if Satan himself had conjured up some horrific demon from the bowels of hell, releasing it on earth to do its evil deeds and corrupt mankind even more, well…. you have sensed correctly. Internet Explorer 7 is finally released onto the masses.
Duck and cover.
I’m posting this from the comforts of my MacBook which I will now have to set aside to turn on my pc and install this behemoth just for shits ‘n giggles. If I don’t make it back… pray for me.
New theme on the frontpage, so you know what that means… time to throw everything around again.
The basis this time around is a wonderful theme by UtomBox which is a modified Hemingway theme. I love the more vibrant colours and some of the standard features. Mmm, wooshing comments.
Ofcourse I’m throwing it around a bit and tweaking it to match my taste and turns it into something which will then propagate throughout the rest of the site. So here we go again….
At the moment I have a temp menu on the right hand side so you can get to the forum or gallery or wherever you like to go next. And more temporary-ness; a sneak peek up above at my new personal sign; the phoenix.
Comments on anything and everything are welcome. Go on, you know you want to play with that comment slider.
Across the street at work there was a huge ass fire today which burned a couple of buildings down and took the firemen hours to master, and even longer to fully extinguish.
The photo is what we saw from our building about halfway through the spectacle. Luckily the wind was blowing away from our position, or things would have gotten icky for us, seeing as there’s a candy factory right across the street, with a gas station next to it…
News article about it, in dutch:
Zeer grote brand in Weert